Published Oct 23, 2007 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

HackTool:Win32/Wpakill

High |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Tool-WPAKill (McAfee) Hacktool (Symantec)

Summary

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This family of hacktools are used to patch or "crack" some software so it will run without a valid license or genuine product key.

Don't run this hacktool as it can be associated with malware or unwanted software.

In the past, we have seen malware on many PCs where hacktools are detected. You can read more in Volume 13 of the Security Intelligence Report.

Use the following free Microsoft software to detect and remove this threat:

You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find other, hidden malware.

Get more help

You can also visit our advanced troubleshooting page or search the Microsoft virus and malware community for more help.

If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.

Hacktools are often installed intentionally. Deleting their installed components will usually remove them.